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Monographs and Treatises Databases

American Indian Law Collection: contains over 900 unique titles dedicated to American Indian Law including treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. The collection also contains compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen. 

Early American Case Law: contains the entire Federal Cases 30 book series (1894-1897) which contains more than 20,000 cases. Also included is the Trinity Series, which includes American Decisions, American Reports, and American State Reports.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online: contains over 136,000 fully searchable titles from the 18th century. Most titles are in English -- also includes other languages.

Foreign Relations of the United States: presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. It is comprised of more than 600 books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 and continuing to the administration of Richard Nixon/Gerald Ford in 1976.

Intellectual Property Law Collection: contains legislative histories, treatises, documents, classics, and more relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks, this collection allows researchers to search across all intellectual property law materials in one database.

Law Journal Press Treatises: access to several practice oriented legal treatises. Titles include: Corporate Priviledge and Confidential Information, Estate Planning, Federal Trade Commission: Law, Practice & Procedure, Internet & Online Law, Licensing of Intellectual Property, Start-up & Emerging Companies, Trade Secrets.

Law Library Microform Digital Collection: provides access to many primary and secondary documents of interest to the legal community. Currently, LLMC Digital contains over 50 million page images of primary and secondary legal resources.

Legal Classics Library: contains digital reproductions of rare legal books from the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Making of Modern Law Legal Treatises: provides a fully searchable database of approximately 10 million pages and more than 21,000 Anglo-American legal works from the 19th and early 20th centuries, covering the years 1900 to 1926.

Making of Modern Law Primary Sources (1621-1970):designed to complement The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, this archive offers online access to state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history.

Making of Modern Law Trials (1601926):based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, the product offers online access to these important collections.

National Conference of Commissioners of State Laws: contains the documents associated with over 250 uniform acts, as well as other publications from the National Conference of Commissioners of State Laws.

National Moot Court Competition: Contains materials from each National Moot Court competition from inception in 1950.

Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Library: Contains documents from all of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competitions as well as related materials from the International Law Students Association.

Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf: Contains many publications from the American Association of Law Libraries, cataloging publications, legal dictionaries, the Bibliography of Early American Law, and other materials useful to law librarians and legal researchers.

Taxation and Economic Reform in America Parts I & II: a Historical Archive (1781-2009): Contains major tax treatises, tax legislative histories, historic Internal Revenue Acts, and many other documents related to taxation in the United States.

Taxation and Economic Reform in America Part III: History of Bankruptcy: Contains American Bankruptcy Reports, bankruptcy related legislative histories, historic treatises, and many other documents related to bankruptcy in the United States.

World Trials Library: collection contains such famous and important works as John Lawson's "American State Trials," "Howell's State Trials," "Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals," "Reports of State Trials" and "Sixty Famous Cases."

Finding Aids

WorldCat: contains over 50 million records for books, audio recordings, videos, and ephemera owned by libraries across the globe.



Access to our databases
These electronic indexes and databases are available to all users in the Washburn School of Law Library. Access outside of the law school building (remote access) is available to Washburn faculty and students. First and last name and WU number are required for access. Some resources require a faculty/student password, as indicated. Exceptions are noted for specific databases.